ncagriculture

In the Market: 21st Century Farmers’ Markets Program

By on February 11, 2010

With our In the Market feature, we’ll visit the State Farmers Market with nutrition marketing specialist Freda Butner to learn about nutrition facts, recipe tips and ways to maximize your local foods shopping experiences across the state. A statewide initiative

Photos from the Field: The Dating Game

By on February 8, 2010

Photos from the Field: Cornbread Week

By on January 25, 2010

While field corn is produced primarily for animal feed and industrial uses such as ethanol and cooking oil, sweet corn is produced for human consumption. One favorite end result is corn bread, celebrated above. North Carolina ranks 11th in the

Stained-glass…pig?

By on January 21, 2010

Stained glass windows depict many beautiful settings, from abstract mosaics and flowers to religious depictions and landscapes. But have you ever seen a stained-glass pig? Visit the downtown Raleigh location of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and

In the Market: Nutritious ways to use local foods with children

By on January 20, 2010

In this new “In the Market” feature, we’ll visit the State Farmers Market with nutrition marketing specialist Freda Butner to learn about nutrition facts, recipe tips and ways to maximize your local foods shopping experiences across the state. To kick

News Roundup

By on January 15, 2010

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “N.C. State names agricultural

In the Kitchen with Lisa and Brian: Stuffed pork chops

By on January 14, 2010

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their Got to Be Good Cookin’ segment using ingredients grown and available right here in North Carolina. We’ll post each video here, along with links to the

North and South Carolina county fairs honored

By on January 13, 2010

Fair managers and organizers from across North and South Carolina took over the Sheraton Imperial Hotel last week for the annual Association of Agricultural Fairs Convention. The convention, which highlighted economical ways to improve the fair experience, began Wednesday night with

Photos from the Field: Ginseng

By on January 11, 2010

While you may have heard of ginseng used in teas, medicines and supplements, you may not realize the plant is found in the wild across the state of North Carolina. We checked in with one of our botanists, Laura Gadd,

News Roundup

By on January 8, 2010

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “Fewer fields of plenty,”